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Mike Kearns, a long-time member of the railroad recycling industry, passed away August 12 at IU Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Ind., after a long battle with cancer. Kearns was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., and moved to Muncie and graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1966. He att ...

RailComm has been selected to expand its existing yard system at BNSF's mechanical facility in Memphis, Tenn. RailComm's Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) System will be used to remotely control derails.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority released the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Statement for both the Merced-to-Fresno and Fresno-to-Bakersfield sections of the project. "These reports - the first environmental documents for true high-speed rail in the nation - represent ...

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a final rule limiting the number of consecutive hours passenger railroad workers can be on the job. The new rule aims to reduce risk and improve safety and, for the first time, differentiates between freight and passenger service.

California's Caltrans has received nearly $25 million from the Federal Railroad Administration to install global positioning system-based train control equipment on its Pacific Surfliner intercity rail line to improve worker safety and help prevent train collisions and derailments. The state wil ...
Canadian National and China's CNBM Forest Products Trading Ltd. have reached an agreement to use CN's new lumber transload facility in Vancouver to increase the supply chain capacity for Canadian lumber exports. CN is scheduled to start operation of the lumber container export facility ...
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) said that the state of Iowa will receive $773,353 in grants for the repair and rehabilitation of flood damaged railroad infrastructure. The funds come from the Iowa Department of Transportation through the Flood Damage Restoration for the Iowa River Railroad Program. ...
Unitrac Railroad Materials, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Healey Railroad Corporation and a specialty trackwork manufacturer and distributor of new and relay rail, has received a $4.8 million award for a Kansas Department of Transportation project. The contract involves furnishing ...
Axion International, producer of railroad ties made from 100 percent recycled plastic, has signed a contract manufacturing agreement with Coll Materials that will provide expanded manufacturing capacity located at Coll's Waco, Texas facility. Coll Materials is a fast growing post-indust ...
Amtrak passengers can now plan trips, purchase tickets, modify existing reservations, check train schedules and status and view station information from the convenience of an iPhone with the free Amtrak application, now available through iTunes. The new app provides quick, convenient a ...
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